Well, there you have it, rose lovers. The great Skinny Dipping Incident of 2012 has come and gone (for those of us on the East coast, at least; spoiler alert if you haven’t seen tonight’s episode) — was it everything you hoped for? I’ll admit I was a bit disappointed that Courtney didn’t actually ‘fess up to the other “ladies” about her extracurricular ocean activities with Ben… but I guess I can wait for The Women Tell All. As for the rest of the episode? One elimination surprised me, the other did not. Another thing that surprised me? How well some of the “ladies” play baseball. And I’m awfully curious to see what happens to the poor bachelorette who gets bad news from home next week. What about you, Bachelor nation? Do you think Ben will ever come to his senses about Courtney? Will Emily ever shut up about Courtney? And was that the ugliest collection of rose ceremony dresses so far this season? Stay tuned for my full recap later tonight (UPDATE: Click for Kristen’s Bachelor episode 5 recap and Chris Harrison’s exclusive Bachelor blog), and in the meantime, let’s talk Bachelor!
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We’ve all seen a celebrity agree to live-tweet a TV show he or she is on for one episode. But there’s nothing more pure than a celebrity committing to live-tweet a show he or she is simply a fan of on a weekly basis. Patton Oswalt now does it Sundays with Downton Abbey, drawing attention to details we may have missed (“Not even joking — Matthey Crowley has a f—ing HALF SWASTIKA on his cheek!
#DowntonPBS”), to the performances (“NO ONE holds back tears like Carson. #DowntonPBS”), and to the level of our shared obsession (“I would pay $10,000 for the Earl of Grantham to say, ‘Good God!’ to every snack choice I made for a week. #DowntonPBS”). In Her Shoes author Jennifer Weiner has long done it on Mondays with The Bachelor, which helped earn her a spot on Time‘s list of the 140 Best Twitter feeds last year and had her defending her beverage of choice for her drinking games, Raspberry Lambic, to PopWatch when we chatted recently. “It’s fruit-flavored Belgian beer, which I know sounds super wussy, but it’s highly alcoholic,” she said, adding that she grew up on Manischewitz and needs something really sweet. READ FULL STORY »
This week’s road trip took us to the home of Michelle Money and Bentley: Park City, Utah. We stayed at the Canyons resort, which has a beautiful Waldorf Astoria hotel and spa. If you get the opportunity, it’s well worth checking out this property, and Park City itself is incredible, especially the time of year we were there. As you could see, the trees had just changed and the scenery was breathtaking.
Rachel received the first one-on-one date, and although it got off to an upbeat start in a chopper, it was a rough ride in many ways. Between the altitude and the helicopter Rachel wasn’t feeling great and the date was a bit awkward at first. Thankfully, she recovered. The lake they went to was deep into the woods, and at night Rachel got a little freaked out at just how dark it was. It’s the stuff scary movies are made of. We didn’t really show this, but Rachel is an absolute disaster when it comes to making s’mores. She got chocolate all over herself and everything else for that matter. In the end Rachel rallied and let her guard down just enough to get a rose, but she’ll have to do more to hang with the women who are out to win it with Ben. READ FULL STORY »
That’s good advice, rose lovers, whether it comes from a human being or a model riding a horse on a reality TV dating show. And it certainly applies to tonight’s episode, which — spoiler alert if you haven’t seen it yet — involved a lot of s— talking between the “ladies.” Stay tuned for my full recap later tonight (UPDATE: Click to read Kristen’s Bachelor episode 4 recap and Chris Harrison’s behind-the-scenes Bachelor blog), but if you’ve just finished watching Ben and his harem take Park City, Utah by storm, I want to hear what you thought about week four of the Bachelor’s “journey.” Which was more shocking: the unexpected group date eviction or the fact that Casey S. actually spoke to Ben tonight? How pissed do you think the “ladies” are about the fact that so far, their dates have NOT involved typical Bachelor activities (shopping sprees, private jets, fancy dinners in the middle of a Vegas casino fountain) and instead involve wearing rubber pants and dropping into a scary crater lake? Post your thoughts below!
I gave you fair warning that this week’s episode was a wild one. We started by making the short trip over from Sonoma to Ben’s hometown of San Francisco. I love this seemingly simple change in the show of going to locations that mean so much to our bachelor. Obviously we always travel to the contestants’ hometowns towards the end of the season, but this is completely different. It’s great for these women to see Ben in his hometown and get a real glimpse of what life will be like with him… minus Matt Nathanson, climbing the Bay Bridge, and skiing in the middle of the city. But other than that, it’s exactly what life would be like with him in San Francisco. We stayed in the historic Fairmont hotel in San Francisco. We’ve stayed in many of their properties around the world and they’re all great but I have to say the crew we worked with here was second to none. READ FULL STORY »
Well, if you read any of the spoilers out there in the past few weeks, you probably knew the answer to that question before tonight’s episode. Now that the much-hyped Mystery Woman has crashed the rose ceremony — spoiler alert if you haven’t watched yet — I want to know what my fellow rose lovers out there thought of this evening’s shenanigans. And it wasn’t just a surprise arrival that shocked Ben — how about the “lady” who decided to leave because she thought maybe, just maybe, finding a husband on a reality TV competition show wasn’t the way to go about things? Also, Courtney still talks funny. Stop chewing your lips, woman! Stay tuned for my full recap later tonight (UPDATE: Click over to Kristen’s Bachelor episode 3 recap and Chris Harrison’s exclusive behind-the-scenes Bachelor blog), but in the meantime post your thoughts about week three of Ben’s “journey” below. Were you surprised by who went home? Can anyone stop the meanie model? And will Ben ever stop playing “This Year’s Love” on the piano? Let’s talk Bachelor!
We are off and running on what has already become one of the most talked about seasons of The Bachelor we’ve ever had. I love waking up Tuesday hearing everybody discuss issues from the previous night’s episode. I also enjoyed getting live tweets from many of you (@chrisbharrison) during the show. I have to admit though, my favorite thing last week was learning that Josh Groban and Snooki were watching the show. Groban had a great tweet saying his love child with Rafael Nadal was on ABC right now looking for love. I always find it interesting to learn who watches the show. Snooki as the next Bachelorette… hmmmm, interesting! There is one thing I left out of my first blog I wanted to cover as it is always one of the most asked questions I ever get via Twitter while the first episode airs. Yes, the driveway is wet. We water it down so that it looks pretty on TV. The other reason we water the driveway is we hope that someday it will grow to be a beautiful, big superhighway. With that mystery settled again, let’s talk about episode 2. READ FULL STORY »
You know, it’s one thing to be mean to a fellow Mean Girl on a reality TV show — but it is quite another to be mean to a helpless administrative assistant from Tennessee who just wants her “me” to be a “we.” Are you with me, rose lovers? (If not, you probably haven’t seen tonight’s episode — so SPOILER ALERT before you go any farther.) Anyhow, we’re barely into our second week and the “ladies” are getting nasty, specifically Blakely, the VIP cocktail waitress who is “34,” and Courtney, the model with the dead eyes and flat affect. Stay tuned for my full TV recap later tonight (UPDATE: Click to see Kristen’s Bachelor episode 2 recap and Chris Harrison’s behind-the-scenes Bachelor blog) but until then let me know what you thought of this week’s trip to
whine wine country. Were you surprised about who Ben sent home — and, more importantly, who he kept? Has Casey (not Kacie from Tennessee) ever said one word on camera? And what kind of store sells giant lollipops and batons? Post your thoughts now!
Welcome back to a very special edition of The Bachelor. I know you’ve heard that before, but all kidding aside this season is incredibly special for those of us who have put our heart and soul into this franchise. This season officially marks our 10th year on TV. That is an amazing accomplishment in this day and age of network television. There are actually a few of us, including myself, that have been here since the beginning. To borrow a cheesy Bachelor phrase: it’s been an amazing journey. Whether you’ve been watching us since the beginning or just jumped on the bandwagon I want to say thank you! Please know that it’s never lost on any of us that work so hard on this franchise that the only reason we are around is because you have chosen to make us a part of your Monday night ritual. I’m incredibly excited this is our 10th year, because as you saw on Monday night, this season is more than worthy of not only holding up the Bachelor mantle, but also taking it to new heights.
We always start the new season with a look back at how we got here, but for some reason this time going back to Fiji and watching Ben’s proposal to Ashley was strange. I’m not sure if it’s that Ashley and JP seem so perfect together or that Ben has come so far since that day. Kudos to the producers for throwing in some great music this season. The addition of the David Gray tune off the top was solid. You’ll see more of that throughout the season. READ FULL STORY »
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